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China: Sustainable energy structure highly needed

08-17-2011 08:56 BJT

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As one of the world's largest energy consumers, China faces the urgent task of creating a sustainable energy structure.

Coal currently plays a dominant part in China's energy consumption, making up 70 percent of its fuel consumption. However in developed countries, it only accounts for 30 percent. It is 40% higher than the world's average. In sharp contrast, nuclear power accounts for less than 1 percent of total consumption, 5 percent lower than the world's average.

While natural gas, accounts for nearly 4 percent of consumption, around a fifth lower than the world's average. Oil accounts for less than 20 percent of consumption, 16 percent less than the global average. But, oil imports exceeded 200-million tons for the first time last year, signaling a dependency rate of more than 50 percent.


Editor:Zhang Dan |Source: CNTV.CN

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